The Eyes of Asia

Author: Rudyard Kipling
Published: 1917
Language: English
Wordcount: 15,480 / 49 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85.6
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 3,049
Added to site: 2007.10.25 18692

A series of letters purporting to be written by an East Indian officer, wounded in France, to his relatives at home.

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Kandesur had done was without orders. He expected a reprimand from the Government and also from his uncle because of the succession. But the letter was an announcement of decoration from the Shahzada himself, and when he had read it, the child hid his face beneath the sheets and wept for joy. I saw and heard this from my very bed in the hospital. So his Military Cross and the rest was due to the Maharanee of Haliana, his sister. Before her marriage she attended instruction in England at the great school for maidens called Ghatun [Girton?]. She goes unveiled among Englishmen, laying hold upon her husband's right arm in public assemblies in open daylight. And Haliana is sunborn.[1] Consider it! Consider it!

[1] The royal clans of the Rajputs derive their descent from the Sun.

Do not be concerned if I do not return. I have seen all the reports of all the arrangements made for burial, etc., etc., in this country. They are entirely in accordance with our faith. My youth and old age have been given to

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